These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Eugene Register-Guard Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1867 as The Guard, the Eugene Register-Guard is a daily newspaper in the northwestern United States, published in Eugene, Oregon. From 1927 to 2018, it was owned by the Baker family of Eugene, and members of the family served as both editor and publisher for nearly all that time period. The current editor is Michelle Maxwell.
Funded by / Ownership
The Register-Guard has been owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media) since 2018, which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Register-Guard covers news, sports, lifestyle, and crime for the greater Eugene, Oregon area. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language, such as this Missing man dies, found Saturday at scene of motorcycle crash. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Register-Guards traditionally endorses Democratic candidates. For example, in 2016, they endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and, in 2012, Barack Obama. A review of op-eds reveals that more favor the left, such as this Kahle: Explaining Trump’s campaign. The news is generally reported factually and with a moderate left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Eugene Register-Guard Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2020) Updated (05/29/2022)
Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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